It might be the best $29.99 purchase you will ever make -- and it could save your life!
WTVM is once again spearheading what we call "Weather Radio Wednesday."
Throughout September and October, News Leader 9's team of meteorologists will be at these locations at Publix and Walgreen stores in Columbus, Auburn, Opelika and Phenix City.
You can purchase an official weather radio, and our team will be glad to program it for you on the spot and at no additional cost.
We'll have our weather team in place from 1 p.m. through our 6 p.m. newscast each Wednesday night through the end of October. These weather radios provide urgent weather information that has proven to save many lives during severe weather outbreaks.
News Leader 9's weather radio effort in the spring resulted in more than 5,000 radios being sold, and we hope we'll be able to have the same impact this time.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:20:32 GMT
An 11 year old Columbus girl wanted to do something special to support our troops fighting overseas, so she wrote a letter to a soldier in Afghanistan.More >>
An 11 year old Columbus girl wanted to do something special to support our troops fighting overseas, so she wrote a letter to a soldier in Afghanistan. On Father's Day, she found out just how much that simple gesture meant to the sergeant who received it.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:56 GMT
32 year old Demetria Porter was charged with murder and first degree cruelty to a child in just the last hour, after a baby she was keeping died. An autopsy performed on Ja'Kobian Davis today at theMore >>
32 year old Demetria Porter was charged with murder and first degree cruelty to a child in just the last hour, after a baby she was keeping died.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >>
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:30:06 GMT
Paying your plastic on time may pay off because if you do, some credit card companies think you deserve a reward. It's just one type of financial treat they are using to lure you into getting a new creditMore >>
Paying your plastic on time may pay off because if you do, some credit card companies think you deserve a reward.More >>